Pugilism Pu"gil*ism, n. [L. pugil a pugilist, boxer, akin to pugnus the fist. Cf. {Pugnacious}, {Fist}.] The practice of boxing, or fighting with the fist. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • pugilism — 1791, from L. pugil boxer, related to pugnus fist (see PUGNACIOUS (Cf. pugnacious)) + ISM (Cf. ism). Pugilation fighting with fists, now obsolete, is recorded from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • pugilism — [pyo͞o′jə liz΄əm] n. [L pugil, boxer, pugilist, akin to pugnare, to fight (see PUGNACIOUS) + ISM] BOXING1 pugilist n. pugilistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • pugilism — pugilist ► NOUN dated or humorous ▪ a boxer. DERIVATIVES pugilism noun pugilistic adjective. ORIGIN from Latin pugil boxer …   English terms dictionary

  • pugilism — noun Etymology: Latin pugil boxer; akin to Latin pugnus fist more at pungent Date: 1791 boxing I • pugilistic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pugilism — /pyooh jeuh liz euhm/, n. the art or practice of fighting with the fists; boxing. [1785 95; < L pugil boxer (akin to pugnus fist, pugnare to fight; cf. Gk pýx with the fist, pygmé boxing) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • pugilism — noun fighting with fists, boxing …   Wiktionary

  • pugilísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • pugilism — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. boxing, fisticuffs. See contention. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. boxing, fighting, sparring, fisticuffs; see boxing , sport 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • pugilism — pu·gil·ism || pjuːdʒɪlɪzm n. sport of boxing, art of fighting with fists …   English contemporary dictionary

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